04/25/12

WikiLeaks has been financially blockaded without process for 509 days.
Julian Assange has been under house arrest without charge for 506 days.  
Bradley Manning has been in jail without trial for 703 days.  
A Grand Jury has been active in the US without transparency for 589 days.

WikiLeaks News:

Bradley Manning News:
  • Today was the second day of motion hearings for Bradley Manning. Here are the highlights:
    • Both the defense's motions, to dismiss all charges with prejudice and for discovery from the secret WikiLeaks grand jury, were denied.
    • Manning's lawyer David Coombs argued about unreasonable multiplication of charges, i.e. charging Manning separately for the Afghan and Iraq databases.
    • The "aiding the enemy" charge was argued, with the government saying Manning knew Al Qaeda frequently visited WikiLeaks. (See Kevin Gosztola's article on this topic.) The judge will rule on this tomorrow.
    • Bradley Manning's trial has been scheduled for September 21 - October 12. There will be three more sets of motion hearings beforehand: June 6-8, July 16-20 and August 27-31.
    • See Kevin Gosztola's live-blog at Firedoglake for in-depth coverage of today's hearing. 
  • With Bradley Manning's court martial scheduled to start September 21, this means he will have been imprisoned for 851 days (28 months) when his trial begins.
  • Kevin Gosztola has written on the "shroud of secrecy" surrounding Bradley Manning's legal proceedings.
  • The Bradley Manning Support Network has published its coverage of the first day of Bradley Manning's motion hearing.